Rune (8341) - Tromsø, - FEB 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half-pint by gravicask, shared with Finn at NWAF ’13. Clear rosewood coloured body. Naked surface. Earthy malts to the nose with hints of liquorice. Dark malty taste with a peaty touch. Short-lived roasted bitter finish. Decent enough considering the low abv (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
RichTheVillan (3294) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Old Joint Stock; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, coffee and roast malt aroma, taste has light malts, some biscuit, milk chocolate.
SaintMatty (5477) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Rose of England, Nottingham) - Very dark with some red tinges. Cocoa, roasted malt and blackberries in the aroma. Blackcurrant, blackberries, roasted malt and raisins feature in the taste. A very good mild.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The Clarendon, Leicester. Ooh it's malty. Dark black colour. Roasted coffee aroma, malty malty taste with a hint of bitterness. Slightly sweet. Easy drinking mild. It's right nice like.
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Mr_Pink_152 (920) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s rare to see a good mild these days. And I liked this one.
Dark mahogany colour, with a slightly sweet aroma. Taste roasted malt and toast. A little watery maybe but a nice find.
prawlie (1168) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at York Tap. Very dark brown with a nice creamy head. Smooth light roast, chocolatey and sweet. Light roast malt aroma. Quite nice, could be a good session tipple.
back (1325) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort skum råhvid
Kaffe træ brændt citrus
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TimE (3290) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Med dark brown color. Very strong woody and chocolate character that I didn’t really care for. Malty, dry, not very subtle and not to my taste.
SarkyNorthener (2240) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the bell. Walsall. Reddish black beer with small head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roast coffee. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some sweetness. Very good mild.
HenrikSoegaard (10667) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Oyster notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fnish. Oily palate.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This cushy Dark Mild shares raisin-y bread pudding notes amongst roasted cereals before moving into a balancing leafy hop finish laced in blackberry fruitiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam lingers atop the ruby-hinged darkness.
-This is superbly drinkable AND never frail-bodied.
-The fruitiness is akin to fieldberries, prunes, raisins, etc. But it is subtle throughout.
-The flavour profile is perfectly balanced.
-There’s lots going on in this one and it all comes together in the finish.
-This is a great lunchtime pint with a meat pie.
On cask at The Eagle and Child (Oxford) and The Mitre (Cambridge).